Gov. Cox’s 2022 One Utah Summit in Salt Lake City will include a full day of networking, main stage presentations, informative breakout sessions, food, and entertainment.
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

7:30 a.m.

  • Check-In
  • Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

  • Welcome
  • Main Stage Presentations

    11:30 a.m.

    • Morning Breakout Sessions

    12:30 p.m.

    • Lunch
    • Awards Presentations
    • Gov. Cox's Keynote Address
    • Startup Pitch
    • Gov. Cox’s Keynote Address
    • How the Other Half Learns
      • Oren Cass, Executive Director, American Compass

      2:30 p.m.

      3:00 p.m.

      • Afternoon Breakout Sessions

      3:45 p.m.

      • Closing Made In Utah Networking Reception

      Check back later for more programming details as they’re confirmed.

      Program Details

      Morning Plenary

      What Economic Opportunity Means
      Last year, the Governor's Office of Economic Development became known as the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity. The Cox/Henderson administration has worked tirelessly to provide and enhance economic opportunities for all Utahns. Hear how the office's name change and updated vision and mission help inform policies and convene stakeholders to bring opportunities to Utahns throughout the state.
      - Dan Hemmert, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity

      Lt. Gov. Updates
      - Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson

      Legislative Update
      With the 2022 legislative session and bill signing in the rearview mirror, Utah’s Senate president and House speaker will discuss what the rest of the year looks like from the legislature’s perspective.
      - Senate President Stuart Adams
      - House Speaker Brad Wilson

      Energy Development in Utah
      - Thom Carter, Executive Director, Utah Office of Energy Development

      Mark Nelson, Executive Vice President, Chevron

      The Journey Is the Destination
      A discussion with Jeremy and Kristin Andrus about entrepreneurship — how persistence and hard work pay off — and showing up for our refugee neighbors to provide vulnerable Utahns with opportunities and much-needed support.
      - Jeremy Andrus, CEO, Traeger
      - Kristin Andrus, Community Champion, Andrus Family Foundation

      More Than A Flag: Mining Our Shared Identity
      Hear from the two legislators who created the 2021 new state flag task force and learn about the effort that'll cumulate in identifying a new state flag and visual identity later this year.
      - Senator Dan McCay
      - Representative Steve Handy

      Utah Olympians and a Future Utah Olympics and Paralympics
      Hear from members of the Utah Committee for the Games and Utah resident-Olympians about the big business of hosting the Olympics and what we're doing to bring the Winter Olympics back to Utah.
      - Fraser Bullock, CEO, Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games
      - Catherine Raney Norman, Chair, Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games
      - Colin Hilton, President and CEO, Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation
      - Ted Ligety, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Co-Founder of SHRED
      - Chris Waddell, President and Founder, Chris Waddell Inc/One Revolution Foundation

      Making 'The Point'
      Development of the 600 acres of state-owned land near Point of the Mountain, known as The Point, presents one of the premier opportunities to advance economic development and quality of life in Utah state history. This presentation will share the efforts of the Point of the Mountain State Land Authority to create a community focused on innovation to solve challenges and provide future-focused transportation solutions, sustainable development, and vibrant community and economic opportunity.
      - Alan Matheson, Executive Director, Point of the Mountain State Land Authority

      Development in the Southwest Salt Lake Valley
      Southwest Salt Lake Valley is one of the fastest-growing areas in the country. You'll hear about regional development plans and how this growth ties in to the Larry H. Miller Real Estate portfolio.
      - Stephen James, Senior Vice President, Community Planning and Design, Larry H. Miller Real Estate

      Utah Inland Port
      - Jill Flygare, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Utah Inland Port

      Supporting Utah Business
      - Derek Miller, President and CEO, Salt Lake Chamber

      The Utah Foodie Scene
      Who doesn't love a crispy fried chicken sandwich? Hear from serial restauranteur and cooking show star Viet Pham about his move to Utah and how he's found his foodie home.
      - Viet Pham, CEO and Founder, Pretty Bird Chicken

      Supporting Young Professionals
      The Salt Lake Valley has a vibrant young working professional cohort. Their interests and workplace needs are varied and different from older workers. Learn how SLC Young Professionals brings people together and paves a path to happiness for Utah's 20- and 30-somethings and how Utah businesses can support some of their youngest team members.
      - Vinay Cardwell, President, SLC Young Professionals

      Empowering Tomorrow’s Workforce
      Utah Valley University enrolls the most undergraduates in Utah and hires working professionals to teach and train students. Students learn practical, real-world applications and graduate as skilled members of Utah's workforce. Hear what UVU's doing to educate and train tomorrow's workers and gain insight into popular disciplines and unparalleled employment opportunities across the state.
      - Astrid Tuminez, President, Utah Valley University

      Northrop Grumman presentation

      Financial Services in Utah... Today and Tomorrow
      Hear from the American Bankers Association chair and president and CEO of Utah's largest locally-headquartered bank regarding trends in the financial services industry, how the pandemic has impacted the industry, and what's ahead. Also, learn how Utah fits into the national financial services industry.
      - Scott Anderson, President and CEO, Zions Bank

      Life Sciences Update
      Utah's life sciences and healthcare industry employs over 40,000 Utahns with wages more than 50% above other industry averages. The state's output includes cutting-edge technology, world-class research, and an ecosystem that attracted over $4 billion in investment from 2013 to 2017. And those investments continue to grow. Learn what's happening and how the pandemic affects industry output.
      - Katelin Roberts, Executive Director, BioHive

      Video Introduction by Senator Romney
      - Senator Mitt Romney

      Life Sciences Discussion
      Hear top leaders from a global medical technologies company and an intermountain west healthcare provider discuss innovation, partnership, and how living through a pandemic has shaped the industry.
      - Tom Polen, CEO, BD
      - Intermountain Healthcare
      - Gov. Spencer Cox

      Utah’s Multicultural Affairs Initiative
      - Nubia Peña, Gov. Cox’s Senior Advisor on Equity and Opportunity and Director of the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs

      “We Are Utah” Video

      Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Discussion
      Utah’s continued growth brings new diversity, equity, and inclusion opportunities. Hear some of the state’s DE&I leaders discuss progress and challenges, and how we can contribute to a greater sense of community and belonging in Utah for all Utahns.
      - Stephenie Larsen, CEO, Encircle
      - Kimmy Paluch, Managing Partner, Beta Boom
      - Nubia Peña, Gov. Cox’s Senior Advisor on Equity and Opportunity and Director of the Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs
      - Andrea Williams, Chief Experience Officer, Utah Jazz

      International Trade in Utah
      - Miles Hansen, President and CEO, World Trade Center Utah

      Geopolitics — Utah's Role in the Big Picture
      - Derrick Porter, CEO, Beauty Industry Group
      - Nicole Stirling, Executive Director, The Stirling Foundation
      - Miles Hansen, President and CEO, World Trade Center Utah

      Utah’s Economic Highlights
      This presentation is a tradition at the summit. Hear one of Utah's leading economists share insights and mock-ups of fictional magazine cover designs for The Economist. You'll learn about Utah's chief economic characteristics and gain insight into trends and opportunities.
      Natalie Gochnour, Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, University of Utah

      Morning Plenary Session Conclusion
      - Dan Hemmert, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity

      Morning Breakout Sessions

      A – Women Entrepreneurs: What It Takes and How It’s Done
      - Kamea Johnson, Owner, Chosen Creative
      - Lavanya Mahate, Owner, Saffron Valley Restaurants
      - Jamie Rowley, Owner, Kairos Billings Solutions
      - Stacey “the Loan Lady” Van Roosendaal, CEO, Sundance Lending Company
      - Ann Marie Wallace, State Director, Women’s Business Center of Utah

      B – Empowering Business Owners to Succeed in Utah's Growing Economy
      Learn how to navigate policy when setting up a new business, and how to protect yourself against fraud.
      - Margaret Busse, Executive Director, Utah Department of Commerce

      C – Supply Chain Crisis: Short- and Long-Term Solutions
      We've all felt delays due to supply chain issues. Local business and logistics leaders will provide insight into the current challenges and potential solutions for the world's supply chain crisis.
      - Brad Bonham, Founder and CEO, Walker Edison
      - Rachelle Morris, Executive Director, Crestone Capital

      D – Economic Mobility for the Minority Community
      We'll outline needs and best practices for the economic mobility of Utah's minority communities and discuss critical pathways in business development and growth, workforce development, and educational attainment.
      - Silvia Castro, Executive Director, Suazo Business Center

      E – Utah’s Energy Future

      Afternoon Plenary

      Welcome and Announcements
      - Dan Hemmert, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity

      Economic Opportunity video

      Governor’s Awards
      Utah Businessperson of the Year
      Utah Business of the Year
      Utah International Business of the Year
      Cameron Russell Williams Inclusion Award
      Energy Pioneer Award: Individual
      Energy Pioneer Award: Business Partner
      Energy Pioneer Award: Community Partner
      Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology
      - Gov. Spencer Cox
      - Dan Hemmert, Executive Director, Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity
      - Miles Hansen, President and CEO, World Trade Center Utah
      - Thom Carter, Governor's Energy Advisor and Executive Director, Utah Office of Energy Development
      - Linda Cabrales, Director, Utah Innovation Center

      Governor’s Introduction

      Gov. Cox’s Keynote
      - Gov. Spencer Cox

      Startup Pitch
      This entrepreneur challenge features some of Utah’s best and brightest entrepreneurs. The Startup Pitch is powered by, in partnership with Weber State University's Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center. Judges rank the best ideas, and the audience selects a people's choice award recipient. Startup Pitch finalists receive cash and in-kind prizes and tickets to the summit, where they network with Utah's business leaders.
      - Trent Christensen, CEO,
      - Gov. Spencer Cox

      How the Other Half Learns
      Employers often describe labor shortages and skills gaps as pressing economic challenges. But in a well-functioning labor market, businesses see their task as solving such problems, not lobbying for relief from them. Policymakers can play a supporting role by creating education pathways that partner with employers on preparing young people to be productive contributors to their communities.
      - Oren Cass, Executive Director, American Compass and author of “The Once and Future Worker: A Vision for the Renewal of Work in America”

      Show Up For Utah Service Initiative
      An integral part of Utah’s economy and high quality of life is the willingness of Utahns to volunteer, give back and serve others. The summit’s service opportunity is part of Utah First Lady Abby Cox’s #ShowUpForService initiative and brought to you by the United Way of Utah and the Utah Inland Port Authority.

      At the summit, attendees will have opportunities to serve, including:

      • Service projects assembling food and hygiene kits and student supply backpacks
      • Visiting with Utah nonprofits to learn more about their work and find ways to engage
      • Contributing to local nonprofits through kiosks and giving machines
      • Signing up with nonprofit organizations to serve in ways that are most beneficial to their missions
      • Participating in a new children’s book drive

      Learn more on the summit’s Show Up For Utah webpage.
      - First Lady Abby Cox

      Show Up For Utah Service Projects
      Visit Show Up Hall to help assemble kits and backpacks with supplies for Utah women, children, and homeless populations. The hall is open all afternoon for attendees to contribute time and money to some of Utah’s nonprofit organizations.

      Afternoon Breakout Sessions

      F – A Space Discussion with Aerospace and Defense Companies
      Utah’s contributions to space exploration, aerospace and defense continue to grow. Hear leaders discuss the industry expansion, including Northern Utah’s role in the new U.S. Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) weapon system, set to replace the aging Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile defense system in the coming years.
      - Douglas Hurley, Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development - Former NASA Astronaut, Northrop Grumman Corporation

      G – Utah’s Growing Venture Capital Community
      Thanks to the growing number of VC firms and activity throughout the state, Utah entrepreneurs have increased access to capital. Silicon Slopes' success has created many opportunities for Utah startups, and we're just getting started.
      - Ben Capell, Managing Director, Peterson Ventures
      - Gavin Christensen, Founder and Managing Partner, Kickstart
      - Ben Dahl, Managing Director, Signal Peak Ventures
      - Blake Modersitzki, Partner, Pelion Venture Partners
      - Davis Warnock, Founder and Managing Director, Mercato Partners

      H – Understanding Cryptocurrency
      Cryptocurrency is an encrypted, digital currency organized and monitored by a peer-to-peer network called blockchain. The currency runs on a computer network without reliance on a central authority like a government or a bank. Is crypto the future of money or a fading trend, and what are its asset management and tax ramifications?

      I – Therapeutics Manufacturing in Northern Utah
      - Kelvyn Cullimore, President and CEO, BioUtah
      - Cindy Dunkle, Chief People Officer, Denali Therapeutics
      - Tina Larson, President and COO, Recursion

      J – Death and Taxes (AKA Utah Tax Insights)
      Gain insight into federal and state tax structure and receive updates on potential tax changes. Learn of ways Utah plans to use increased tax revenues.
      - John Valentine, Chair, Utah State Tax Commission

      Made In Utah Closing Reception